The winter rains have begun and I’m spending more time inside. In a way it’s nice. I get to do indoor stuff—like sewing, knitting, organizing, writing, or reading. But I miss being outdoors, and unfortunately (or fortunately) I still have gardening to finish. Connecting with the natural environment is vital to my wellbeing. Today I had to finish weeding by my front door so I could put down a layer of compost. Rain showers swept through the area from time to time, but I kept going, putting on a poncho when the rain got too heavy. I think nature teaches me to go with the flow, accept what is, let go of trying to control; because with nature, I can do nothing to control or change it anyway. Why not appreciate it for what it is?